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Neshaminy Kids Club

Health and Safety Plan September 1st, 2021

As always, our first priority is the safety of the children.


General information for Staff:

Child care staff must wear face coverings indoors; they must also wear face coverings outside where they are unable to maintain the 6-foot social distance.  If a medical reason prevents the staff from wearing a face covering, they must provide documentation from a Pennsylvania licensed physician. Masks will not be required for anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.

Staff will have their temperatures taken when arriving at the center. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be permitted to enter the building.

Staff members should not come to work if they are showing any Covid-19 symptoms and notify the supervisor/director if they notice any symptoms during their shift.  See symptoms below.

Staff must wash hands upon arrival and frequently during the day.

Masks should be washed each time they are worn.

Neshaminy Kids Club will provide disposable masks for staff if staff to not wish to use their own.

No parents/visitors are permitted in the building.  Staff will use zoom or the phone to discuss issues with parents.

Staff must make sure cleaning supplies are always fully stocked.  Communicate with the supervisor and/or office when you need more of something.

Drop-off of kids to the center by parents:

At drop off, staff will take the child’s temp before allowing them to enter the building. Note temperature on sign-in sheet. Parents will not sign the sheet.

Children must wash hands when entering building.

If a child’s temperature is at or over 100.4, they will be prohibited from entering the center. Staff should check for symptoms of Covid-19, remembering that not all symptoms necessarily indicate the presence of Covid-19.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Parents should be called immediately and children isolated until they can be picked up if it is determined that they are sick.  Staff supervising sick children should wear gloves when in contact with child and wash their hands upon departure of the child.  Area (mat, chair, etc.) needs to be cleaned and sanitized after child has left.

Departure of kids to parents:

A staff member will walk the kids to within a safe distance of the parents/guardians/pickup people and complete the hand-over.  Staff will note departure on sign-out sheet.  Parents will not sign sheet.

Masks for Children:

Governor Wolf and OCDEL have mandated that everyone wear masks indoors as well as outdoors, unless they can safety and consistently maintain 6 feet distance from another person.  Staff must encourage children to keep their masks on when indoors, unless they have documentation of a medical conditions that precludes them from wearing masks. Two masks in addition to the mask the child is wearing, must be provided by parents. We will have the children put their masks in a plastic bag with their name on them in case they lose or misplace their masks. Please put their names on the masks.


Hand-washing with soap and water will take place upon arrival to the center, before and after snacks and lunch, after toileting, blowing nose and when coming inside after being outside.  Hand-washing should last a minimum of 20 seconds.


Staff must wear masks and gloves when cleaning.  Be careful of eyes. Cleaning will happen at the end of each day. Cleaning does not need to occur in between use of materials as the virus does not live on surfaces.  


All activities should be outside as much as possible to decrease the risk of spread.


The gloves NKC is using are disposable and are made to be used one time only.   Be careful not to touch the outside of the gloves when removing.


Snacks will be handed out to kids in one-serving packets. There will be not common food or drink served.

Reporting by Director:

Neshaminy Kids Club will report to the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bucks County Health Department and Neshaminy School District) suspected or confirmed cases of enrolled children or staff with COVID-19 and comply with follow-up guidance pertaining to remediation, quarantine and directive for temporary closure to address additional cleaning and sanitation. A director will be notified immediately.

This safety plan will be updated as needed.

REMINDER: These precautions are taken from the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Governor of PA, (OCDEL), and the Neshaminy School District and they must be followed to protect everyone.  They are not optional.  Staff members who do not follow these guidelines are subject to immediate termination. I also understand that policies and protocols may change as new information becomes available and I will comply with any changes.